August 16, 2010
This weekend was not one for freewheelin' fun with our 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS. Nope, since I'm moving next week I had to do boring stuff like use it to fetch cardboard boxes. Why didn't I just take a more suitable long-term car, you ask? The Camaro and the Miata were my only choices as a car to take this weekend.
At first I was skeptical our two-door sports car could handle such a job. I even told the guy who was giving me his cardboard boxes that I probably wouldn't be able to take his whole stack. But then I remembered that the rear seats can fold down so I shoved about 40 broken-down cardboard boxes back there. Sweet! Below is a picture of all the boxes out of the car so you can get an idea of how much the Camaro held.
This weekend, I also had to pick up a dog I'm fostering for the week. I didn't know how I'd be able to fit the dog and her crate in the Camaro but then managed to just stick the crate in the front passenger seat and the dog in the back. After these chores were done, I took the car for a nice drive. It's great to be able to have my cake and eat it, too, for a change.
Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor @ 20,326 miles
June 09, 2010
Our 2010 Chevy Camaro SS is accumulating miles fast enough that it will easily reach our customary 20,000-mile mileage accumulation target within its year in the long-term fleet. So when a recent 2-day business trip to the east coast popped onto my schedule, the Camaro was drafted into airport duty.
That's my carry-on suitcase right there, the kind that fits snugly in the overhead compartment of your basic Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 jet. It fits only marginally better in our Camaro's trunk, nearly rubbing on top as it goes through the opening. Removal of the stretchy grocery net is an absolute prerequisite.
Once inside, there's halfway decent space if you shuffle things laterally into the corners, but the trunk opening itself is weak sauce unless you're a huge fan of the games Operation and Tetris.
Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing @ 17,481 miles
January 04, 2010
On your 16th birthday you dream of walking into the garage to find a shiny new Chevy Camaro coupe wearing a big red bow.
On your 1st birthday your expectations are a little more realistic, considerably less expensive, and your dream coupe will fit in the rear seat of a 2010 Camaro.
But boxed or assembled, the Cozy Coupe won't fit in the Chevy's trunk.
Kelly Toepke, News Editor @ 9,763 miles
November 20, 2009
A couple of weeks ago Jacquot waxed on about fitting his mountain bike in the trunk (with the seat folded) of our long-term Audi S5.
He called his post "Unlikely Cargo Space" and he wrote: "Something I don't normally expect from a coupe -- even a decent sized one like the S5. That's a full suspension mountain bike with 29-inch tires. In other words, it's big. But it fits in the S5 when the seats are folded with no problems.
Well, the Audi has got nothin' on our long-term 2010 Chevy Camaro SS. That painting you see in the Camaro's trunk (It's called Open Road and it was painted by my dad Joe Oldham, so be kind.) is about five feet tall, but it fit in the Camaro easily once we folded the backseat, which took about a second.
Scott Oldham, Inside Line Editor in Chief
October 02, 2009
Commenter akitadog mentioned earlier this week that "I'd like to see someone sitting in the rear seat to gauge how much (or little) room there actually is back there."
Well, as resident tall person (6 foot 3), I was tasked to drive the Camaro home last night and let you all know how much room there actually is back there.
September 29, 2009
I've done burnouts in the Camaro, road tripped across three states in the Camaro and commuted in the Camaro. Clearly there was little left to do, so I finally broke down and forced it into domestic duty. Yes, I went grocery shopping in the Camaro last night. That's right, I used all 426-horsepower to pick up some Triscuits and Orange Juice.
And you know what? This modern muscle car handled it just fine. In fact, thanks to its cargo net, it handled it better than most of the cars in our fleet. The trunk opening isn't huge, but check out those struts, nice.
Ed Hellwig, Senior Editor, Inside Line @ 4,820 miles